Election policy comparison - transport: What the major political parties will do for you




Interested in what the New Zealand political parties have in store for transport?  

Here are the main policies on how the parties would address transport issues in New Zealand:

Here are just a few policies the parties have on how they would address transport issues in New Zealand.
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The Labour leader speaks at South Auckland's Rongomai School.

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  • Build light rail from Auckland CBD to the airport and create rail from Auckland to Hamilton to Tauranga
  • Allow Auckland Council to implement a regional fuel tax
  • Give an extra $100 million to public transport in Christchurch
New Zealand First:
NZFirst supporters bussed into Palmerston North to be told everything is not well in the regions.

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  • Introduce road pricing for motorways and major arterial routes, while phasing out fuel taxes
  • Introduce rules to ensure international visitors can competently drive on New Zealand roads
  • Expand shipping and prioritise public transport
Greens co-leader James Shaw says the party is looking forward to working with Mr Little's replacement.

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  • Free bus and train rides for under 19s and free off-peak bus and train rides for tertiary students, apprentices and people with a disability
  • Create light rail in Wellington
  • Create rail from Auckland to Hamilton and Tauranga, and create regional rail between Manawatu and Hawke's Bay
The ACT Party leader says some people should have their rent, food and power bills paid straight to the likes of landlords and food providers.

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  • Encourage private investment in road construction
  • Reduce or abandon petrol tax 
  • Introduce road pricing, congestion and peak time charges
The Labour leader has brushed the barb from the TOP leader off.

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  • Allow congestion charges to be implemented by local authorities to reduce traffic jams
  • Put rail infrastructure into the NZTA budget
  • Require Kiwirail to make a profit
Maori Party: 

Marama Fox and Te Ururoa Flavell at the campaign launch.

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  • Free public transport for students
  • Create IwiRail to connect Gisborne to the East Coast Main Trunkline in Kawerau, and bring back the Napier-Gisborne rail link. 
  • Community groups allowed subsidies for electric vehicles

The National Party Leader said he always planned to make the promise to lift 100,000 kids out of poverty.

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  • Increase South Auckland's heavy rail, and improve Wellington's rail network
  • Build 10 new roads of national significance and pay for Auckland's $1 billion Mill Road Corridor project
  • Commit up to $267 million for Auckland and Wellington commuter rail

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